Lew Wallace
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"Lewis "Lew" Wallace" was an American lawyer, Union Army/Union general in the American Civil War, governor of New Mexico/governor of the New Mexico Territory, politician, diplomat, and author from Indiana. Among his novels and biographies, Wallace is best known for his historical adventure story, Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ (1880), a bestselling novel that has been called "the most influential Christian book of the nineteenth century."

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